So, since we last spoke, my Fuji X-Pro bit the dust pretty hard and still has not made it back to the land of the living. In the mean time I pulled out my trusty 5D but alas, it has had a broken reflex mirror for a year or so now. Thankfully when it fell off it did not fall out of the camera or break so I dug out a little super glue gel and went to work. 24 hours later after letting it fully dry and set the camera works as good as new so I popped on an Olympus 50mm f/1.4 (via a cheap adaptor) and started using it as my day to day carry.
Funny thing happened in that, I found myself inspired by the change of pace. The original 5D has such a beautiful sensor, it’s like changing film. While I miss flexibility in ISO and dynamic range the photos I get from the 5D are moody, colorful, contrasty, they really have a life of their own, in fact, as some of you already know, the camera defined my style 10+ years ago when I started to shoot with it. For the whole love story I wrote up something about its continued use in 2013 and it’s still all true.
As for todays wallpaper, next to our house we have a beautifully large camellia tree spitting out lovely red flowers lately and it was hard to pass up taking a few shallow photos to share the lovely red with everyone. Spring can’t make up its mind here, warm then cold then warm, but NC does that often I suppose but its confusing all these trees trying to stretch out after their winter nap.
I think that coming up I will start posting images from our trip to Kyoto a couple of years back. I considered making a big Japan pack but I think it will be more satisfying to stretch them out and search my memory for stories. Until then, enjoy the red.